Central Islip, New York – September 30, 2019 Long Island Select Healthcare, Inc. (LISH) a non-for-profit organization designated as a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) via a subgrantee agreement with Hudson River Health, Inc., has been recognized by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) as a New York State Patient-Centered Medical Home (NYS PCMH).
Recognized locations include Central Islip, Hauppauge – Plant Avenue, Smithtown, Port Jefferson Station, Manorville and Riverhead.
PCMH is a system of care that uses evidence-based, patient-centered processes, focusing on highly coordinated care and long-term relationship building. The NYS-PCMH is an exclusive transformation model for all eligible primary care providers in New York State. This model was designed as the optimal solution to meet the needs of New York State with focus on access to high-performing primary care which is key to improving value in health care and achieving the Triple Aim goals of improved health, better health care and consumer experience, and lower cost.
For LISH to earn this national recognition, the certification culminated 12 months of work that involved re-engineering processes/workflows, quality performance improvement, training, and data collection to meet the rigorous standards of NCQA.
As an organization, LISH consistently works hard to provide a high standard of care in a patient-centered and compassionate environment close to home. The PCMH recognition illustrates our commitment to fostering the ongoing physician-patient partnership.
As part of the model of care, Primary Care Providers (PCP’s) lead the PCMH team, which includes specialized physicians, nurses, and other healthcare professionals, to coordinate treatment across the healthcare system. The team works together to create a long-term partnership to manage an individual’s healthcare needs. Focus is placed on:
- Whole-person orientation: The care team provides comprehensive care, including acute care, chronic care, preventive services, and end-of-life care, at all stages of life.
- Integrated and coordinated care: Practices take steps to ensure that patients receive the care and services they need from the medical neighborhood, in a culturally and linguistically appropriate manner.
- Focus on quality and safety: Practices use the quality improvement process and evidence-based medicine to continually improve patient outcomes.
- Access: Practices commit to enhancing patients’ access to care.
We look forward to continuing to provide high quality healthcare services to our community!